Sunday 17 December 2017

Torah

Tehillim Psalm 32

This week’s Tehillim is lilui nishmat Zelda bat Shoshana This week’s Psalm is one of the Tehillim that one says if they are looking for...

Parshat Vayeshev

In this week’s D’var Torah the Chief Rabbi asks what it was that caused the waters to part. What did the sea see? In Psalm 114,...

Tehillim Psalm 31

This week’s Tehillim is Shoshana Rhonda bas Freida Sometimes people question the righteous. There is nothing wrong with questioning. The error people make is when...

Parshat Vayishlach

In this week’s D’var Torah the Chief Rabbi wonders whether El Al is a suitable name for an airline. Is El Al a suitable name...

Tehillim – Psalm 30

This week’s Tehillim is for a Refuah Shalemah for Rabbi Aharon Yehuda Leib ben Gitel Feiga Shteinman Psalm 30 is one of the most famous...

Parshat Vayetze

In this week’s D’var Torah the Chief Rabbi ponders the question: why are we compared to dust? Why are we compared to dust? In Parashat Vayetzei...

Parshat Toledot

In this week’s D’var Torah the Chief Rabbi explains why Yitzchak is the embodiment of continuity and stability. ‘The son of his father and the...

Tehillim – Psalm 29

This week’s Tehillim is l’ilui nishmat Zelda bat Shoshana This Psalm is well known as the one we sing both on Friday night as a...

Tehillim – Psalm 28

Whilst a person is alive, he has all the days of his life to earn G-d’s mercy before his trial in the afterlife. However,...

Parshat Chayei Sarah

From Eliezer we learn, G-d helps those who live their entire life in order to help others. Our sages teach, Gadol Sichatam Shel Avdei Avot...

Tehillim Psalm 27

This Psalm is one of the most famous across Tehillim, as we recite it each morning after Shacharit from the beginning of Elul, until...

Parshat Vayera

How do we explain the incongruous nature of the blessings at a brit milah? At a circumcision the mohel makes the bracha: ‘al hamila’...

Tehillim Psalm 26

This week’s Tehillim is for a refuah shelema for Zelda Symbol bat Shoshana King David was one of the most righteous Jews who ever...

Parshat Lech-Lecha

It isn’t just about the destination, the journey counts as well. At the beginning of Parashat Lech Lecha, we have details of the epic journey...

Parshat Noach

You don’t have to be famous in order to leave a great legacy. Parashat Noach commences with the headline ‘Eileh Toldot Noach’, These are the...

Tehillim Psalm 25

This week’s Psalm begins with the word ‘LDavid’ – ‘By David.’ This is a popular opening, found across many Psalms. According to Rabbi Hirsch, the...

Tehillim Psalm 23

This week’s Psalm is the well know song we sing every Shabbat, before Kabbalat Shabbat and during seuda shalishit. ‘Hashem Roey Lo Echsar’ -...

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is an anniversary; it’s the day on which Moshe came down from Mount Sinai on the second occasion. You’ll recall how, on...

Parashat Ha’azinu

Let’s make 5778 the year of the rope. This coming Shabbat in Parashat Ha’azinu which we will read on Shabbat Shuva, the Torah will declare...

Parshat Nitzavim – Vayelech

Why do Selichot always start on a Saturday night? This coming Motzei Shabbat in Ashkenazi circles we will be commencing our season of Selichot. Until medieval...